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British Dictionary definitions for crotal

crotal

crottle

noun
  1. Scot any of various lichens used in dyeing wool, esp for the manufacture of tweeds

Word Origin

Gaelic crotal
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Examples from the Web for crotal

Historical Examples

  • It is better, however, to get the shade by altering the quantity of Crotal used.

    Vegetable Dyes

    Ethel M. Mairet

  • Thereafter, on cushioned beds were repasts, long and savorous, eaten to the sound of crotal and of flute.

  • My father seemed to age perceptibly, reflecting on his companion gone, and he clung to me like the crotal to the stone.

    John Splendid

    Neil Munro